Holy Esque continue to bring artistic visuals with a powerful message to their promo videos today by releasing their new film for current single, ‘Tear’.
Directed by William Kennedy, the film tackles the depression and loneliness, an issue that is becoming increasingly more prevalent since austerity measures have hit London’s youth culture.
“The film is about a lonely young woman who loses the ability to dream, who struggles to make ends meet, trapped in a routine and cut off from the people around her. She finds a way to escape her reality through a fleshy, leech-like creature that she keeps under her bed. She becomes addicted to the sensation, despite knowing that the parasitic creature is slowly taking over her mind and body”, explains Kennedy. “The story is cyclical. There is no end. No resolution. There is only routine, and a desperate yearning to escape.”
This subject matter is a relevant theme in the DNA of Holy Esque’s debut album ‘At Hope’s Ravine’. The Glaswegian quartet have gone through the mill to release it, from losing the files for the album and dealing with a corrupted back up disc, to struggling with the financial constraints of being in a modern day city.
One of the core themes of their debut album ‘At Hope’s Ravine’ is in the title itself. Pre-order it from https://holyesque.lnk.to/AtHopesRavine and see them live on tour at the following live shows. Ticket for all shows are available from http://athopesravine.tumblr.com.
29th Feb – Rough Trade, Nottingham
1st March – Rough Trade East, London
2nd March – Rise, Bristol
April / May 2016 tour
6th April The Underground Plymouth
7th April Mono Falmouth
8th April Carriers Bude
9th April Swn Festival Cardiff
10th April Moles Bath
13th April Soup Kitchen Manchester
14th April Liverpool Arts Club Liverpool
15th April The Sugarmill Stoke on Trent
16th April Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
20th April Lexington London
22nd April Esquires Bedford
23rd April Lennon’s Southampton
24th April The Boileroom Guildford
25th April The Portland Arms Cambridge
27th April The Cookie Leicester
28th April The Bodega Nottingham
29th April Picture House Social Sheffield
1st May Think Tank? Newcastle
19th – 21st May The Great Escape Brighton
29th May Liverpool Sound City